Iran quake death toll mounts to 483, over 12,000 injured

Kermanshah, Nov 26, IRNA - The number of people killed in the fatal earthquake in western Iran mounted to 483 and the number of the injured also hit 12,386, Iran's medical official said.

'Those killed included 237 men and 246 women,” Iranian Legal Medicine Organization Kermanshah office Artin Kamali told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday.

“Legal Medicine Organization have listed the names of all who were killed but one person is yet unidentified,” he added.

Among those who were killed were 425 people from Sarpol-e Zahab, 19 from Dalahu, 16 from Qasr-e Shirin, 12 ones from Salas-e Babajani, one from Kermanshah, one from Tazehabad, one person from Eslamabad-e Gharb and 2 others have not been identified.

The epicenter of the November 12 quake was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11km, a shallow depth that can cause tremendous damage, in Ezgeleh region in Kermanshah Province near the borders with Iraq.

The massive jolt, which also rocked other western provinces of Iran and areas in eastern Iraq, was also felt as far as Persian Gulf states of Qatar and Kuwait in the south, the Occupied Palestine in the west, and Turkey in the north of the quake-stricken Iran and Iraq.

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